(2012)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 28 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
63
The Vow is agreeable enough. It may be puddin'-headed but it's not soul-crushing.
63
Ready-made for Valentine's Day, The Vow is, like the offerings at Cafe Mnemonic, a total sugar overload.
63
It's quite watchable date-night cheese - the kind of movie you can simultaneously snort at and enjoy.
60
The few weaknesses in the plot can be overlooked as The Vow makes for a wonderful - if a bit teary - romance that is brilliantly acted.
60
Variety
The Vow represents that most welcome kind of Valentine's Day offering, focusing on the feelings that bring couples closer.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Such heart-tuggers have their appeal to some people in any era, but earnest hokum of this nature has become increasingly rare. And for a reason.
50
Slant Magazine
Very fortunately, there's an alternate universe swirling in the eye of The Vow's synthetic storm, a place occupied only by Tatum and McAdams, where the link between them cuts down the filmmakers' bad instincts.
40
Most of the time it plays like the movie adaptation of a Land's End catalogue, making monogamy seem essential by associating it with high-end interior design.
40
As the world's most chipper recovering coma patient, McAdams is a beautiful blank. There's not a single moment when her character feels real, or as if she genuinely has anything at stake. So it's a good thing Tatum steps up to add a little depth to this unabashedly lightweight venture.
40
Boxoffice Magazine
The Vow proves that love can't conquer bad writing.

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